“Construction in Progress” Sign on Grenada’s Lagoon Park: What next?

Citizens in Defence of Grenada’s Lands & Heritage would like to draw to the attention of the general public and all interested persons the recent erection of the following sign on the Lagoon Park area – Hazardous Area – Construction in Progress. The implicit message in that sign is “KEEP OUT“. But what construction can be be possibly taking place or is planned to take place in that area?

Citizens in Defence of Genada's Lands and Heritage believes that to be forewarned is to be forearmed!

In 2009, when protest action was taken against the backfilling and occupation of the park area by Camper and Nicholson, Tillman Thomas gave a committment that there would be no building on the Lagoon Park. Has some person/authority given Camper and Nicholson permission to conduct construction activities on the Lagoon Park area? Buildings? Berths? Will the people of Grenada see a FENCE being erected shortly?

Citizens in Defence of Grenada’s Lands and Heritage understands that in 2009, Camper & Nicholson was granted permission to TEMPORARILY backfill and occupy that area in order to facilitate the construction of berths. Permission was for a three year period.

According to their reports, construction has been completed and the marina is fully operational. Citizens in Defence of Grenada’s Lands and Heritage is aware that end of the three (3) year period is fast approaching. Is this sign an OMEN of things to come?

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  1. The root of this “development” of the lagoon area goes back a decade or more, to Peter de Savry’s Grand Plans for Grenada- under the Mitchell administration. Citizens and all of us who love the Spice Isle should keep a close watch in the event this is a back-door effort, to resurrect de Savry’s Great Plans…to plaster “waterfront condos” all over this wonderful public area. De Savry long ago sold out his “acquired rights’ to this area, obtained from the Mitchell administration. The WILLIE REDHEAD FOUNDATION ( the leading heritage / conservation entity in Grenada at this time) is keenly aware of such “goings-on”; WRF should be given the fullest support from the corporate community, and all Grenadians.


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